OPEN AUDITIONS for Lead Roles Only
1-4pm & 6-9pm --- No Appointments
Auditions are at:
Toby's Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia MD 21045.
Show Runs Jan 12, 2017 through Mar 19, 2017
Rehearsals begin mid October '16, on Mon/Tues eves & Sat's Daytime.
Directed by Toby Orenstein & Mark Minnick
Please bring head shot and resume to auditions and any known conflicts for rehearsal & performance time frame. Prepare 16 bars of music in the style of show (legit voice) and bring sheet music in key needed. Must be 18 or older to audition. Transportation and housing are not offered. EOE.
Queenie: Female, 30+, African American, big presence, warm with great humanity, big powerful mezzo voice.
Joe: Male, 30+ African American, husband to Queenie, sings “Old Man River,” Earthy with quiet strength.
Strong Bass Baritone singing voice.
Parthy: Female, 40s, Caucasian matriarch of the “Cotton Blossom.” A working class woman, New Englander
and classy. She is a force to be reckoned with. Non-singing role.
Magnolia: Female, Caucasian, late 20s (her character ages from 18 to 48 within the show),beautiful, falls for
Ravenal, lyric soprano.
Julie Lavern: Female (Late 20s – 30) exotic, mixed race passing as white, worldly and glamorous, the leading
lady of the “Cotton Blossom.” Legit Mezzo Soprano.
Ellie May Chipley: Female, 25+ Caucasian, Soubrette, wants to be serious actress. Strong dancer, part of
the vaudeville team, mezzo.
Frank Schultz: Male, 25+ Caucasian, comedic actor, strong dancer/singer, Partners with Ellie, He is part of
the vaudeville team. Baritone.
Gaylord Ravenal: Male, 25+,a handsome, irresponsible gambler in love with Magnolia, becomes the leading
man on the “Cotton Blossom”, tenor
Captain Andy: Male, Caucasian, 50+. He is captain of the “Cotton Blossom.” True old time showman.
Warm, fatherly character. Character Baritone, but not a legit singing voice needed.
Steve: Male late 20s+, Initial leading male actor on “Cotton Blossom” who leaves to be with his wife after
her secret is revealed. Baritone/Tenor.